Painting

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 28th, 2015
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Friday! Glorious Friday! Time to kick back, relax, and hopefully get some gaming on. It’s also time for another group of bite-sized stories before we head into the weekend. In this batch we have: Kromlech Releases New Battle Dice colors, Syrinscape Launches In Hell’s Bright Shadow for the...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Aug 24th, 2015
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Warm up those brushes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for a painting contest. Purgatory Miniatures wants to see what you can get done on their first ever model and they’ve got some prizes for the ones that are found to be the winners....
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Aug 10th, 2015
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Many of us can appreciate a really-well-painted figure. Even if we, ourselves, don’t do much painting (I think the last figure I painted was over a year ago), we can still look at a mini and go, “Damn!” Well, for those of you who want your painting skills as high as they can, or if ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 12th, 2015
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Welcome back again to TGN. Hopefully you had a good day yesterday. I spent the morning cleaning the place up a bit. Then most of the afternoon assembling a little more than half of the Age of Sigmar box set. The other half will be done today, after I get this post scheduled up. I’ve […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 10th, 2015
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Congratulations to everyone for once again making it to Friday. You’ve worked hard all week, and now it’ll be time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some gaming. My weekend plans include putting together an Age of Sigmar set to test out early next week. Since the release of the rules last Sa...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jul 7th, 2015
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While I’m not much of a painter, I do like to think that my figures look good when given the 3′ test. That is, you take a model, hold it at arm’s length (roughly 3′ from your eye), and it looks pretty good. Other people paint for the 3″ test. That is, you take a [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 3rd, 2015
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Friday! Time to let your hair down, get together with some friends, and hopefully get some gaming in. As usual, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together over the past couple days and serve them to you now. In this batch we have: AMP Adventures Collection Available Now, R...
By Polar_Bear
In Painting
Jul 2nd, 2015
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The reboot. While some people say it’s the death of Hollywood, sometimes the new version is better than the previous. It’s got the same elements as the original, but with some new ideas behind it. Well, 7TV from Crooked Dice is getting a reboot. The new beta version is up online and you c...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jul 1st, 2015
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Well, maybe you prefer your magazines to be more painting-centric than Mantic-centric (it happens). Perhaps you want to delve even deeper into the world of sculpting and painting miniatures. If that’s the case, you’ll probably want to check out Figure Painter Magazine. Issue 26 of that pu...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jun 9th, 2015
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Figure Painter Magazine is two years old! *gets out some cake and party hats* They have their 25th issue available now for your reading pleasure. If you want to improve your painting, you’ll probably want to give it a look-over. They’re also running a special birthday giveaway....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 3rd, 2015
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Wednesday is once again upon us, dear TGN readers. We’ve been having a busy week at the office. I’m working on a few review articles that’re coming up, and yesterday we shot a new unboxing video. But that’s as may-be. We’ve also collected various bite-sized stories and p...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 25th, 2015
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Getting just the right colors for your models is a big part of making them look great. Sometimes that can be rather difficult. This green just isn’t green enough, or that shade of brown isn’t really what you were looking for. This can be doubly-difficult when dealing with historical minia...
By Polar_Bear
In Games Workshop
May 22nd, 2015
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An airbrush is a great way to quickly and efficiently coat several models at a time. It’s also really good for getting very smooth gradients between different colors. I’m… not allowed to use an airbrush. … At least, not after what happened last time I tried to use one… *...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 17th, 2015
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My fellow TGN readers, welcome to another Sunday Edition. I hope your Saturday was good and your Sunday is being productive. My D&D group from yesterday came close to TPK at least twice. But that’s what happens when you charge up to 4 Dire Bears and basically give them a turn to munch on y...
By Polar_Bear
In News
May 13th, 2015
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The Army Painter just recently shipped out mail order number 50,000. That’s… a lot. Like… a whole lot. And it’s a nice, round number, too. Anyway, enough about the number, itself, and let’s talk about what The Army Painter is doing having reached that number. They’...
By Polar_Bear
In Arcadia Quest
May 8th, 2015
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CMON Expo updates every Friday (as I’m sure you’re aware). Well, it’s Friday. So we’ve got an update! This week’s includes all the painting classes that will be held by the awesome world-class painters that will be at the show. There’s also a new event with Eric La...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
May 4th, 2015
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Figure Painter Magazine now has issue 24 available for your downloading and reading pleasure. Inside, experts such as Jason Martin, Barry Ford, Luke Wilson, and more show you how they did various projects they’re working on. There are also reviews of products from such companies as Scale75, Gal...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 3rd, 2015
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Welcome to Sunday. Hopefully you had a good day yesterday. I had my character die in my D&D game, but it was scripted that way, as I am taking back over DM duties for the campaign. It should be a good time. Anyway, it’s Sunday and we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories to pres...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 17th, 2015
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CMON Expo is 2 months away. Each week it gets a little closer. And each week we give you another look at all the awesome things that’ll be happening. This week’s update lets you in on the Painting Contest, as well as a bio of special guest Bobby Jackson, plus we’ve filled out the Sp...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 17th, 2015
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Friday. One of the most beloved of days. Just make it through today and the weekend is your reward. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming lined up. I’m going to be playing some D&D. I’ve got a bard named Lead, because he’s heavy metal, man! *devil horns* Anyway, as is our cust...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 15th, 2015
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Once again we’re here at a Wednesday. The first half of the week is done. The rest of it stretches before us like a 2-day behemoth. Or maybe it’s not so bad for you. Maybe Thursday and Friday are like puppy-dogs. That’d be nice. I love puppies. But now we’re getting off-topic....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 10th, 2015
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CMON Expo moves inexorably closer with each tick of the clock. We’ve already got quite a lot lined up for the show, but there’s always more to talk about. This week, we’ve got a new guest, new tournament, and new hobby event to let you know about. The guest is Teri Litorco. The tour...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 4th, 2015
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Saturday night’s alright for fighting… your enemies on the tabletops around the world! Hopefully you’re doing that, anyway. I’ve got various whatnots I’m working on at home, one of which is spring cleaning. Joy of joys. But hey, it means next weekend I can have a game da...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 1st, 2015
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Crystal Brush is one of the biggest painting competitions of the entire year. Painters from all over the world work long and hard to create their masterpieces that they hope will net them $10k in prize money. You can check out all the winners in all the categories here, in case you missed it. Well, [...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Mar 31st, 2015
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Figure Painter Magazine has released issue 23 of their magazine for your reading pleasure. Every issue, they look to up your painting game. Some of the articles from this issue to help with that are: Marta ?lusarska goes over some of the basic fundamentals of painting, Jason Martin talks about light ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 26th, 2015
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Wamp has started another of their world-famous painting contests. This time the focus is on Mindwork Games. They’re a brand new company out there in the big world of miniatures. Their first mini is the Mad Clown. Anyway, if you think your painting skills are good enough, get yourself set up and...
By Polar_Bear
In Modelling
Mar 25th, 2015
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TGN is happy to have some great reviewers we can call on to check out items we get into the office. We’re also happy to get a first look at a new company’s products. This review combines both, as the Miniature Mistress gives us an exclusive review of Quantum Gothic’s Dogs of War min...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 25th, 2015
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We’ve made it to another Wednesday. The previous weekend is as far away as the next one is. Some comment about camels. Hopefully the week has been treating you well. Anyway, we’ve got some of those bite-sized stories to give you. In this installment there’s: Angry Mojo Games opens u...
By Jared Miller
In CMON
Mar 22nd, 2015
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On Sunday, March 22 at Adepticon 2015, painters and fans of the hobby gathered around for the fifth annual Crystal Brush Awards. The first place winner walked away with $10,000, second with $2,000 and third with $1,000. Doing what you love can really pay off! So who won big? Check out the winners aft...
By Jared Miller
In CMON
Mar 22nd, 2015
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The fifth annual Crystal Brush Awards are now open for voting! This celebration of talent in the world of miniature painting gives equal choice to users and judges. So don’t miss your chance to see some of the hobby’s best talent in action and award them for it. Winners will be revealed a...
By Enrico Nardini
In News
Mar 16th, 2015
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It’s not just a review, and it’s not just a painting guide; it’s a TGN Review N’ Paint! Ravage Magazine‘s Enrico Nardini travels to the post apocalyptic world of Thunderchild Miniatures to scrutinize the Wasteland Pilgrims and take you step-by-step through his painting process....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 16th, 2015
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Wamp is running a Kickstarter campaign for some new set of miniature painting brushes. We all know how important painting is to the miniatures community, and Wamp is well-known for their regular painting competitions. As such, they wanted to make accessible a set of brushes that they thought would be...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 13th, 2015
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Though it’s raining here in Atlanta on this Friday the 13th, we’re not letting it get us down. GAMA is next week, as well as AdeptiCon. So there’s plenty to be looking forward to. And, of course, there’s gaming this weekend. For me, there’ll be D&D. What do you have...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 12th, 2015
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ReaperCon is coming up soon. A major draw of the event is the selection of classes being taught by gaming professionals. You can now start getting tickets for their panels and classes. No matter your skill level or what effects you’re trying to recreate on your figures, there’s probably a...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 10th, 2015
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EZPainter has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new set of tutorial painting videos to help you get the results you want for your minis. The series will be on YouTube, so pledge levels get you painted miniatures via EZPainter, himself. The campaign will be up for the next 26 days. From the ca...